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Non-native fishes of the central Indian River Lagoon

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
1972
End Date
2017

Citation

Schofield, P.J., Loftus, W.F., and Reaver, K.M., 2018, Non-native fishes of the central Indian River Lagoon: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F70G3J23.

Summary

We provide a comprehensive review of the status of non-native fishes in the central Indian River Lagoon (from Cape Canaveral to Grant-Valkaria, east of I-95) through literature review and field surveys. Historical records exist for 17 taxa (15 species, one hybrid, one species complex). We found historical records for one additional species and collected one species in our field survey that had never been recorded in the region before (and which we eradicated). Thus, we evaluate 19 total taxa herein. Of these, we document range expansion of four salt-tolerant cichlid species, extirpation of six species that were previously recorded from the area and eradication of three species. There was no noticeable change in geographic range for [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Pam Schofield
Originator :
Pam Schofield, Bill Loftus, Kristen M Reaver
Metadata Contact :
Pam Schofield
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase

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IRL Fish Records.csv 85.68 KB
IRL YSI Metadata IPDS.csv 3.34 KB
IRL Metadata.xml
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Purpose

To provide a comprehensive update of the status of non-native fishes in the central Indian River Lagoon in our study area.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F70G3J23

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